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American Horror Story

#1 Post by Murdoch » Sun Oct 16, 2011 6:32 pm

Of the new series I've caught, American Horror Story appears the most promising. It was oddly edited and structured, to its detriment, but it has a sort of Twin Peaks vibe to it and if the writers can make the show more coherent it might be worth keeping up with. The only irritating bit is Jessica Lange, whose character comes off as a Norma Desmond ripoff.

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#2 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Tue Nov 01, 2011 3:00 pm

Any thoughts on American Horror Story?

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Re: TV of 2011

#3 Post by Professor Wagstaff » Mon Nov 07, 2011 2:36 am

flyonthewall2983 wrote:Any thoughts on American Horror Story?
I caught up on the suggestion of a few friends and found myself enjoying it for many of the same trashy/camp elements for which I've always liked True Blood. My hope for the show to grow is showrunner Tim Minear whose had a solid track record with me, particularly his time in charge of Terriers and Angel.

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#4 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Mon Nov 07, 2011 3:36 pm

I think it actually might succeed where True Blood is failing because of the fact it's on FX, and they don't have the license to be as graphic when it comes to gore and sexuality. It allows the show to rely more on psycho-drama and creative innuendo than over-the-top gore and light pornography.
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Re: TV of 2011

#5 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Thu Dec 22, 2011 6:32 pm

Last night's American Horror Story finale was quite good, especially in light of this development (caution, spoilers for pretty much the entire season are in that article).

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#6 Post by Professor Wagstaff » Fri Dec 23, 2011 3:41 am

flyonthewall2983 wrote:Last night's American Horror Story finale was quite good, especially in light of this development (caution, spoilers for pretty much the entire season are in that article).
The season finale went out with a bit of a sigh for me even though the first half of the episode played well. I admire this bold move on the part of Murphy and Falachuk for season 2 seeing as their track record for letting shows tailspin out is impressive in the worst way possible.

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#7 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Sat Dec 24, 2011 1:47 am

I like the idea of the show having a kind of repertory company of supporting actors coming back each season. It's a big gamble, but with this kind of risk, the reward will be much greater if it pays off.

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#8 Post by wattsup32 » Sat Dec 24, 2011 12:57 pm

I thought the AHS finale was incredible. I can't believe it's the Glee guys behind this. This show is daring and inventive. Glee is unwatchable (though I though the first season showed a lot of promise).

I'll be interested to see where this goes.

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#9 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Thu Sep 13, 2012 12:50 pm

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#10 Post by Matt » Thu Sep 13, 2012 1:20 pm

Is this show as sex-obsessed as is appears from its advertising? The guy in the latex bodysuit in the ads for last season put me off watching it (well, not as much as the attachment of Ryan Murphy did, but...), and the bevy of writhing inmates here isn't exactly encouraging me to watch the new season.

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Re: TV of 2012

#11 Post by swo17 » Thu Sep 13, 2012 1:36 pm

American Horror Story: Ryan Murphy keeps getting to make new TV shows.

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Re: TV of 2012

#12 Post by Matt » Thu Sep 13, 2012 1:40 pm

I liked Popular and Famke Janssen's run on the 2nd season of Nip/Tuck. Everything else makes me want to write an angry letter to GLAAD. And combining Murphy with Augusten Burroughs, with the result being the movie of Running with Scissors, is like mixing bleach and ammonia and getting chlorine gas.

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Re: TV of 2012

#13 Post by swo17 » Thu Sep 13, 2012 1:57 pm

To be fair I haven't seen Popular, but the first season of Nip/Tuck and an episode of Glee were enough to make me question my decision at an early age to be a person that watches television.

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Re: TV of 2012

#14 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Thu Sep 13, 2012 2:45 pm

I liked what little I saw of Nip/Tuck but wasn't bowled over enough to follow it all the way through. And Glee?...no. But I really liked the first season of AHS and am intrigued with the concept of making each season it's own story.

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#15 Post by Murdoch » Thu Sep 13, 2012 2:55 pm

American Horror Story had a really interesting pilot, but as the season went on the characters were just grating to watch and I found myself losing interest. It's not really sex-obsessed (I think the only overtly sexual stuff last season involved a gay couple and the latex suit) but the show seems to be compiled shock elements with not much substance behind them.

I'll tune in for the new season since I find the show's premise of having a new story to follow each season an interesting one, but if it is just more of the same I won't be sticking around.

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Re: American Horror Story

#16 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Thu Oct 25, 2012 10:32 pm

This season's story is shaping up to be more interesting than last year's show. Last night's episode was probably better television than anything from last year's show, IMO.

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Re: American Horror Story

#17 Post by knives » Thu Oct 25, 2012 10:35 pm

I didn't see the first season, but these two episodes are some of the most hilarious things I've ever seen. It almost reminds me of The Room in how they failure to express things in a typical way reveals more about Murphy than had he succeeded normally with the show.

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Re: American Horror Story

#18 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Thu Nov 15, 2012 7:58 am

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Re: American Horror Story

#19 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Thu Nov 29, 2012 11:04 pm

Ian McShane Santa next week! He'll bring toys to all the cocksuckers of the world!

(thank you The Narrator Returns for that one)

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Re: American Horror Story

#20 Post by The Narrator Returns » Thu Nov 29, 2012 11:23 pm

Aww, you're too sweet.

I love that there is actually a show on TV that features a murderous Santa played by Al Swearengen, which still manages to be one of the saner things being shown.

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#21 Post by The Narrator Returns » Sat Dec 01, 2012 12:22 am

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Re: American Horror Story

#22 Post by knives » Sat Dec 01, 2012 12:26 am

Is the first season really subtitled Murder House? That is so perfect for this show.

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Re: American Horror Story

#23 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Sat Dec 01, 2012 12:46 am

I don't think it was subtitled at all.

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Re: American Horror Story

#24 Post by Murdoch » Sat Dec 01, 2012 1:50 am

The Narrator Returns wrote:
Major spoilers in this, I'd put a warning.

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Re: American Horror Story

#25 Post by The Narrator Returns » Sat Dec 01, 2012 11:08 am

It has been covered.

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